Dillon Consulting acquires F.C. O'Neill, Scriven & Assoc's

03 March 2020 Consulting.ca 1 min. read
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Dillon Consulting has acquired F.C. O’Neill, Scriven & Assoc’s (ONSA), a Nova Scotia–based design and engineering consultancy specializing in mechanical and electrical building sciences and fire protection engineering.

ONSA was founded in 1954 and has offices in Halifax, NS; Sydney, NS; and Moncton, NB. The company designs mechanical and electrical infrastructure for a wide variety of building types and clients, providing support from project inception to post-occupancy. The firm also offers specialty services in energy conservation, sustainable design, and fire protection engineering. ONSA has completed over 8,000 commissions since its founding.

“F.C. O’Neill, Scriven & Assoc’s Limited has established themselves as sought-after experts in mechanical and electrical engineering and has developed deep relationships with their clients and communities in Atlantic Canada,” said Terry Boutilier, CEO at Dillon Consulting. “I’ve personally worked with the talented staff at ONSA for over 20 years and am confident that this merger provides us with complementary capabilities to create insightful solutions to whatever challenges our clients may be facing.”

Dillon Consulting acquires F.C. O’Neill, Scriven & Assoc’s

The strategic merger completed on March 1, 2020. The move will see Scott Moore, David Parkinson, and Glen Rockett join Dillon as partners, while Trent Moore, Derek Stapleton, Jean-Pierre Savoie, Craig Hall, Michael Ramsis, and David Inglis join as associates.

“We believe this is a great opportunity for both firms to grow and develop new business opportunities, enhance our working relationship with our existing clients and entice new clients seeking a multitude of professional engineering services,” said Scott Moore, president of ONSA.

Founded in 1946, Dillon is a consulting firm which delivers services in planning, engineering, environmental science, and management. The national consultancy has more than 800 employees across 19 offices in Canada, including five offices in Atlantic Canada.